FOOTHILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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13919 LYNDE AVE
SARATOGA, CA 95070
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Phone: 408-867-4036
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: Saratoga Union Elementary School District
  • Students/Teacher: 16:1
  • Students/Grade: 66.7
  • Number Students: 400
  • Number Teachers: 25
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 7912
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Joe Bosco
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (21 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (18 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-05-09
    "It used to be a good school, but it is going down over time: 1. There are 1-2 school site council parents who have their own agenda, they only want what is best for their own kids instead of for the entire school, and Bosco is too weak to stand up to them. Those parents are driving "differentiated" classroom starting from 1st grade, they only want their own kid to receive advanced math/lang.art material, they don't want others to access to the same material because they don't want them to catch up. Why hide it from other parents? Why make it so secretive if you have done nothing wrong? Bosco is too weak to lead those STC. 2. The teachers will tell you that every kid will be provided with the same resources, curriculum, homework...etc, but it is not the case in reality. 3. Only a few teachers provide weekly email updates to the parents about what their kids have learned in class that week, some teachers only give you monthly updates while most others provide no updates whatsoever. Bosco is too weak to lead those teachers so there is no teacher accountability. Other reviewers have similar comments about No leadership from Bosco and No accountability from the teachers."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-25
    "We moved to this community last year and its our son's second year in this school. We have had nothing but the best experience so far. Mr.Bosco is a wonderful, large hearted Principal who knows almost all kids by their first names. He often drops into classes and watches the teachers interact with kids. He is always at playground during recess mingling with kids and talking to them about how their day went. He genuinely cares that each kid is happy and takes pleasure in their success. The teachers have been warm and most importantly accepting of all differences. This is definitely not a school for kids who are only academically oriented as the motto of the school is not only pushing education but bringing a much more well rounded encouraging environment for all. We would definitely recommend this school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-24
    "Both of my children have attended since kindergarten, we are now on our way out. Thank goodness. The teachers are nice, for the most part. Mr. Bosco is nice. But there is NO vision. NO progression. NO teacher accountability nor principal accountability . The teachers do as they please depending highly on parent involvement. The staff has been doing the same things for years clearly before my children started. It's sad and frustrating to watch. My children will be fine. But many many moments of the natural curiosity of world and learning have never been tapped into because of teacher/administration complacency . And , " well, this is how we do things... " mentality. Foothill and perhaps the district as a whole needs house cleaning. Money and high test scores do not equate great teaching. In an area with so much, foothill offers very little."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-28
    "Did you notice that they grouped all the good kids in one class? We expected the class will be a mixed group but it is not. J. Bosco needs to do something about it, currently the classes are not balanced!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-22
    "Totally agree with the previous parent reviewers. This year's class placement is unfair and way too extreme. I'm so disappointed in the Principal and some of the teachers' judgment to place the students in this order. I hope they'll re-evaluate and review the criteria for future placement. Unfortunately, this year's arrangement cannot provide a well-balanced environment for the students to learn from each other."
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